Mr. Gastón H. Schulmeister is currently the Director of the Department against Transnational Organized Crime of the Organization of American States (OAS DTOC). OAS DTOC was created in 2016 and its main purpose is to provide technical and legislative assistance to OAS Member States to confront and respond to Transnational Organized Crime in its different manifestations across the Western Hemisphere.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Schulmeister served as National Director of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Security of the Argentine Republic. In addition, as per his background with International Organizations, Mr. Schulmeister worked on technical assistance and security investment projects, where he performed as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Argentina and Paraguay; for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Paraguay; and for the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) in Mexico. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schulmeister also got experience managing the police force in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
Mr. Schulmeister has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Master’s in International Studies from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
To develop his specialization in security affairs, Mr. Schulmeister has been awarded fellowships from the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University in Washington DC; the Chevening Program of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the University of Bradford; and the Fulbright Program of the United States Department of State at the University of Delaware.
In May 2017, Mr. Schulmeister was awarded by the President of the Italian Republic with the title of “Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia”; for the contributions and work on international cooperation against Organized Crime, during his period as an officer of the government of the Argentine Republic.